war

Sworn statement about Matthew Coon's birth.

Transcription: Sworn Statement regarding the Birth of Matthew Coon

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           The following is my transcription of the Sworn Statement regarding the birth of Matthew Coon. State of Wisconsin County of Waushara Mrs. Mary Russell & Sarah Bradway being duly sworn upon their oaths say that they reside in said County and state that are acquainted with Isabel A. Coon widow of David Coon of Co …

Transcription: Sworn Statement regarding the Birth of Matthew Coon Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

We can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

            I take great pride in our family’s military history in both Canada and the United States and have been researching our ancestral war heroes for decades now. There is a special emotional connection with these people that is not there for others and it’s based in my own appreciation for them and their sacrifices …

We can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet. Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Preserved WWI tunnel at Vimy Ridge

We must fight for our veterans as they fought for us.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           We must fight for our veterans. Remembrance Day is fast approaching and this is one very important day I always recognize with a post on this blog. My family’s history is well-entrenched in military service. My father was in the military for 30 years. My father-in-law was in the military for over 30 years. My …

We must fight for our veterans as they fought for us. Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Edward "Longshanks" I, King of England

Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England

  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    2
    Shares

2          2Shares  Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England was born 17/18 June 1239, eldest son of Henry III, King of England (1207-1272) and Eléonore de Provence (1223- ), in Westminster Palace, London.   Edward was created Earl of Chester and granted the Dukedom of Gascony on 14 February 1254, after arriving in France. Edward’s father arranged …

Edward “Longshanks” I, King of England Read More »


  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    2
    Shares
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares

       3   3Shares  Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those in our families who have served, or worse yet, who we lost during military service.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt. Remembering those we lost in …

In Remembrance. Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
The old Philadelphia State House.

Transcription: A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761   By AUTHORITY. A LIST of CHILDREN now at the State-Houfe, in Philadelphia, who in the Courfe of the War, were taken Captives from feveral Parts of this Province by the Indians, and have been lately releafed by His Excellency General  A …

Transcription: A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761 Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Dad in his national pipe band uniform.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 4
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

  1    4   5SharesAlthough both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage. In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment …

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage. Read More »


  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 4
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Meek, George - Revolutionary War Plaque

Transcription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

5          5SharesTranscription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.   Capt. George MEEK, Mark’s 6th great grandfather, was born in 1741 in Maryland to Robert and Elizabeth (Alexander) MEEK. He married Rachel HERRON (b. 1749; d. after 1810) daughter of David and Elizabeth HERRON, in 1770. George spent his formative years in Maryland. It is …

Transcription: Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek. Read More »


  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Turmaine, Joseph - War Diary - September 15, 1916 - 1

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

            War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine.   Report on the Operation by 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, on the morning of September 15th 1916. ____________ 28 Reference Sheets COURCELETTE and LE MOUQUET 1/5,000. __________________________________________________ The Battalion left the BRICKFIELDS at 2.00p.m. on 14th Sept. and proceeded to Brigade …

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Archives.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 Canada Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932 Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801-1980 Russia Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758-1895 United States California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 15 Mar 2015. Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Free access to findmypast.com.

Get free access to Findmypast.com until 9 Mar 2015.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           Free access to Findmypast.com online databases is offered from 12 pm (GMT) Friday, March 6 until Monday, March 9 at 7 am (EST). Their collections contain billions of historical records, as well as numerous tools and resources, including: Millions of US census records dating back to 1790. Military records for historical conflicts, including the American …

Get free access to Findmypast.com until 9 Mar 2015. Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions, 29 July, 2014.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions up to and including 29 July, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Korea Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012 Spain Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930 United States Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007 Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 Mormon …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions, 29 July, 2014. Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           Following are the genealogy news bites and headlines up to April 10, 2014. The Week Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun ‘had Jewish ancestry’ Scientists who extracted genetic material from Eva Braun’s hair found she had Jewish ancestry… Gloucester Citizen Old fashioned baby names dying out: The full list from Ancestry.co.uk Research carried out by Ancestry.co.uk …

Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014 Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines to April 3, 2014. ID News Roots & Branches: First state death certificates to be on Internet soon “Roots & Branches” reader Matthew Prinkey recently asked for an update that’s been on the minds of many genealogists with Pennsylvania roots since the state loosened access to …

Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014 Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

            National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Amara is an online resource that gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online videos.  This unique tool is simple to use, collaborative, and fun… National Archives (Great Britain) Last autumn we put out a call to the higher education sector …

Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014 Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Ancestry.ca offers free access to military records for Canadians

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

           Free access to military records for Canadians on Ancestry.ca is a definite opportunity not to be missed. For the period of November 7 to 12, 2013, the numerous (over 4.4 million) military records available include: Military Honours and Award Citation Cards, 1900-1961. Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922. Canada, War Graves Registers: …

Ancestry.ca offers free access to military records for Canadians Read More »


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •